Fruiting Body: 5-20 cm high and/or broad; round or flattened when young; becoming pear-shaped or round with a flattened top and narrowed base; white, tan or pinkish gray to light brown; smooth, the skin cracking and flaking with age; sterile base prominent, chambered, white to dingy yellow or darker, persisting as a deep purplish to purple-brown cuplike structure after the spores have dispersed; flesh white and firm when young, becoming yellowish, then brownish and finally dull purple and powdery.
Microscopic Features: Spores 3.5-7.5 µ; round, spiny or warty to nearly smooth. Capillitial
Created: 2007-03-10 11:36:37 CST (-0500) by Darvin DeShazer (darv)
Last modified: 2014-01-14 12:17:59 CST (-0500) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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